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Veeam acquires N2WS, strengthens its position as data protection provider for AWS Cloud 

Switzerland-based software firm, Veeam, has acquired N2WS, a leading provider of IaaS data protection, with a cloud-native backup and disaster recovery solution designed especially for AWS workloads.

Veeam is known for its Availability for the Always-On Enterprise solution which helps organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO) for any data, application or cloud.

By acquiring N2WS, Veeam aims to enhance its product portfolio with Availability solutions for different apps, data and across physical, virtual and multi-cloud environments. With the move, Veeam will be able to access N2WS’s data protection technology and R&D for integrating IaaS data protection for AWS workloads into Veeam Availability Platform, while N2WS will have access to nearly 55,000 resellers and 18,000 CSPs of Veeam.

“As enterprises look to migrate more workloads to the public cloud, having a robust and intuitive data protection and Availability solution is imperative,” said Peter McKay, Co-CEO and President at Veeam. “By combining Veeam’s industry-leading capabilities in protecting virtual, physical and cloud environments with N2WS’ leadership in AWS data protection, we have a strong solution to deliver on the needs of the digital enterprise. N2WS has experienced incredible growth in the last 12 months and it will continue to operate as a standalone business to best position the company to provide AWS data protection – the same way Veeam transformed protection for VMware environments a decade ago. Together, we will achieve great things; this is a game-changer in every sense!”

Public cloud adoption is rapidly increasing (AWS in particular), and it seems that Veeam has timed the acquisition really well. The company might see strong growth in the market in 2018.

“Joining forces with one of the world’s fastest growing software companies is very exciting for the N2WS team and for our customers,” said Jason Judge, CEO at N2WS. “We will further accelerate our rapid growth and the development of our top-rated solutions by leveraging the world-class team that Veeam has established. We also look forward to assisting Veeam customers explore their public cloud strategies with our years of innovation in public cloud storage.”

Additionally, Veeam will now help enterprises of all sizes to run considerable number of workloads in public cloud, and enable its existing customers to take advantage of Cloud Protection Manager (CPM) from N2WS.

Also read: 5 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2018 that will define the cloud industry for good

For acquisition, Veeam paid $42.5 million in cash. N2WS will continue to keep its brand name, but will be called “A Veeam Company”.

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Windows System Recovery VS Evil

March 14, 2012 – Novosoft LLC, the software market player known for its Handy Backup tools and industry analytics reports, released an in-depth overview of factors in choosing a cost-efficient data protection solution. The overview indicates the efficiency of system restore to be the most vital yet underestimated factor of choosing a backup and system recovery solution. Also, the report presents a number of tips for avoiding paying hidden extra costs of backup software.

“What is your strategy for the bad times of your data? By bad times I mean that a data loss incident causing the failure of your personal or business crucial files and system settings might actually happen right the next moment. And by your strategy I mean your confidence about completely bringing back everything you have backed up. Have you really thought about that? How much time will you need to recover your system? If you run a heterogeneous environment, do you have a system restore plan for every part? Is the price you pay for those things fair? So, let’s figure out the answers together,” said Aleks Dow, the head of Handy Backup Analytics Department.

Novosoft announced a report on major factors forming the price of the most popular backup software solutions. The key finding: the most common among vital yet lacking proper user management issues of secure data storage is the efficiency of ultimate system restore, specifically the options for proper Windows system recovery.

The fact holds for the two popular enterprise backup storage strategies: keeping data in a cloud or on tape. As online backup has been notably trending recently, with all the advantages of data accessibility it still lacks the speed of system restore, which usually drops out of user scope on the stage of configuring a recovery plan. An akin thing takes place regarding tape as the storage media: great backup, poor restore options.

Among other factors contributing heavily to the price of data protection solutions, the report covers common supplier strategies of billing users for upgrades and new workstations in a backup network. Along with analysis, there are the best practices for avoiding paying hidden costs of data restore presented.

Novosoft claims its Handy Backup software product to be optimal in view of the most factors and accepts the challenge to prove it to anyone sending a request to pressrelease@novosoft.net.

About Handy Backup

Handy Backup is a family of acclaimed data backup and restore killer apps for PCs, servers, mixed OS networks, and Android mobile devices. The software prices are from $0 for Handy Backup for Android to $599 for Handy Backup Network Server, the most advanced software editions for running backups of an entire network from a single administrator PC. The latest version is 7.1.1. For more information, feel irresistibly welcome to visit the official Handy Backup brand page http://www.handybackup.net, Handy Backup on Google+ (free software licenses for hanging out with Handy Backup social media managers), Facebook, and @Handy_Backup channel on Twitter.

About Novosoft

Established in 1992, Novosoft LLC specializes in software development and IT consultancy services. The product line includes software for powerful yet cost-efficient data backup, business process automation, and a number of other killer apps. Among Novosoft partners and clients there are Stanford University, Microsoft, IBM, Motorola, and many companies of literally all possible sizes. For more information, please be welcome to refer to http://www.novosoft-us.com.

Contacts

Aleksey Dolgushev

Novosoft

Phone: +7 (383) 330-34-69

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Data Recovery Plan You Want to Have: Get Ready to Rightfully Manage Your Data

Novosoft LLC, the acclaimed data protection provider, announced a series of trainings covering the most vital yet insufficiently addressed issues of data recovery.

Alliance, Ohio, March 6, 2012 – Novosoft, the developer of Handy Backup, the trending data backup software, announced a series of online and offline trainings covering the issues of data recovery being the most important yet drastically lacking sufficient consideration ones. Among the covered topics on data recovery there are backup data encryption management, server configuration proper storage, and others. The participation in the trainings along with course materials are already available on Handy Backup Google+ page and via an email request (see the contact below).

“There is a shift in our mass conscious taking place at the moment. Every day we deal with enormous amounts of data which inevitably include important stuff besides the smiling kitty videos. So, we do care about protection that important computer data more than we did even a year ago. Many people and companies use backup solutions presently. But there is a data protection lesson many users still hasn’t learned properly: data recovery. That is why we are to host those data restore trainings now: backup itself is not enough for data protection, people have to start recovering their data too,” said Aleks Dow, the head of Handy Backup Analytics Department.

Novosoft announced a series of online and offline trainings addressing the issues of data disaster recovery. The first topics to be featured on online trainings are backup consistency management and proper storage media choice.

The backup consistency part is announced to review the issue of identifying and copying all data settings. E.g. the backup of encrypted data requires not only the data to be transferred to the storage, but an encryption key too.

The storage media choice strategy involves multiple key parameters to be checked before the backup starts: the capacity of storage to get enough space for all the copied data, file system (e.g. FAT32 will not allow storing files larger than 4 GB), and others.

The offline trainings will take place on a number of local IT events and self-hosted by Novosoft seminars. The time and place of offline trainings on data recovery by Handy Backup data experts are to be announced soon.

The access to training participation along with course materials can be requested on Handy Backup Google+ page and pressrelease@novosoft.net, subject Data Recovery Training Application.

About Handy Backup

Handy Backup is a family of acclaimed data backup and restore killer apps for PCs, servers, mixed OS networks, and Android mobile devices. The software prices are from $0 for Handy Backup for Android to $599 for Handy Backup Network Server, the most advanced software editions for running backups of an entire network from a single administrator PC. The present version is 7.1.1. For more information, feel irresistibly welcome to visit the official Handy Backup brand page http://www.handybackup.net, Handy Backup on Google+ (free software licenses for hanging out with Handy Backup social media managers), Facebook, and @Handy_Backup channel on Twitter..

About Novosoft

Established in 1992, Novosoft LLC specializes in software development and IT consultancy services. The product line includes software for powerful yet cost-efficient data backup, business process automation, and a number of other killer apps. Among Novosoft partners and clients there are Stanford University, Microsoft, IBM, Motorola, and many companies of literally all possible sizes. For more information, please be welcome to refer to http://www.novosoft-us.com.

Contacts

Aleksey Dolgushev

Novosoft

Phone: +7 (383) 330-34-69